Oh it is, is it?
This is one of my pet hates – no check of the email title.
- Sky Broadband is on it’s way
- Sky Broadband is on its way
You may be wondering why I’ve waited six years to publish this. The answer is laziness.
I’m hoping to get back on track now!
Half a year has passed since my last post. Half a year!
I have no excuses. Well, except for general apathy.
This was in the Trent House, Newcastle (it was taken well over a year ago now, they’ve even got round to painting over it).
And no, I didn’t amend the error.
Part four in the signage at work series…
Not satisfied with filling the social room with quite frankly bonkers signage, there have been a number of signs added to our toilets too.
This one is my favourite. It is a polite notice. Look how pleasant it is. It’s basically telling us how unpleasant we all are. I have yet to witness anything that may have prompted this sign. Well, unless you count coat hangers on the back of the toilet door. I don’t expect to find them in my facilities at home…
This second one is to promote stress awareness. If only they knew how stressed this signage makes me. Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.
I found this little notebook when visiting Sunderland’s Museum and Winter Gardens the other week.
It’s got some of the suburbs of my hometown, Sunderland, listed on the front. Cool, huh?
The spelling of Fulwell is incorrect And that’s where I’m from.
Guess what, I didn’t buy it.
It’s getting a bit embarrassing now.
Colleagues race over to my desk exclaiming “have you seen it, there’s another one?”
From their crazed expressions of incredulity, I’m expecting that we’ve a view of two suns above Northumberland Street (though let’s face it, one has been quite rare this summer), or that maybe someone has quickly knocked up a replica of the Tyne Bridge.
No. Nothing so exciting.
Invariably, it’s another sign in the Social Room.
Exhibit one – slightly crumpled signage. Probably got a bit damp from kitchen moisture
Exhibit two – borrow books from under this badly laid out sign
Exhibit three – curling at the edges small sign
As Peter Kay once said: Garlic Bread? Garlic… bread? Garlic? And bread? Am I hearing you right? Garlic bread?
But in this case they can’t get the spelling correct.
I love Durham University’s 404 error page. It basically points out all the silly things that you might have done wrong because they couldn’t have possibly left a broken link anywhere. But it’s so detailed: is there any need for this?
“The case of any letters must be correct. Have you got a small letter where a capital letter is needed, or vice versa? Often the l (letter ell) is confused with 1 (the digit 1), and an O (capital letter oh) is confused with 0 (the digit zero). If this may be the case, try using an l (letter ell) instead of a 1 (digit one) or vice-versa. Or, try using a 0 (digit zero) instead of a O (capital letter oh) or vice-versa.”